Chair: Rob Burnap

Vice Chair: Kevin Redding

July 23-28, 2023, Newry, ME, USA

The 2023 Photosynthesis Gordon Research Conference “From molecular structure-function to systems integration” will be held at the Grand Summit Hotel at Sunday River in Newry ME, USA.

Photosynthesis forms the energetic basis for the Earth’s biosphere, food production, and is responsible for the abundance of oxygen in the atmosphere. It also is the major mechanism to mitigate rising CO2 levels in the atmosphere and provide biofuel and biomimetic solutions for sustainable energy production. Despite its importance, many aspects of the natural photosynthetic mechanism still await discovery through innovative science ranging from advanced biophysical techniques to new approaches in artificial photosynthesis and bioenergy conversion. The conference will bridge multiple disciplines to unravel the dynamics, structure and function of photosynthetic processes and discuss their biosolar energy applications.

We encourage you to apply to this exciting event where the top researchers in the field will present novel and ground-breaking research. You will find the current GRC program at:, where you can also register.

Additionally, the Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) held for 1.5 days prior to the GRC (July 22-23) is specifically for graduate students and postdocs to present their research and discuss it with their peers. The co-chairs of the GRS, Dr. Nicoletta Liguori and Dr. Dvir Harris, have organized the GRS seminar to provide an excellent opportunity for early career scientists. Note that the GRS has an April 16th deadline to be considered for an oral talk or participation as a discussion leader. You will find the current GRS program and registration information at:

The number of participants is limited for both the GRC and GRS so please apply soon!  The last day for registration is June 25, 2023.

For full details, please see the website